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#1 2004-06-16 08:37:01

From: Argentina
Registered: 2003-06-30
Posts: 545

How to set Fonts size in X (whole system)

I just bought a 19" monitor, and finally, got my resolution up from 800x600 to find out that i cant get to increse the xterm, Eterm, Firefox, Thunderbird, Gaim and everything to have an acceptable font size...

I mean, is there a way to set the whole system font to some minimal size?

I know how to change in almost every app (have to see if they can remember it, but thats just checking) but there are some i dont... xterm for example...ive looked at the man page, but there are so many options (just with the font subject, i do use several of the other flags) that i couldnt find the one i wanted, just to increase the font size... in Eterm there are 4 pre-set sizes, although i would like to increse it a bit more...

I use Enlightenment, so i dont have any Gnome/KDE control center to do anything...

As usual, any tips are welcome!

Leonardo Andrés Gallego || Comunidad Hispana de Arch Linux


#2 2004-06-16 10:17:14

From: Bucharest, Romania
Registered: 2004-03-04
Posts: 772

Re: How to set Fonts size in X (whole system)

I can't provide much help but I can give you a hint: change the DPI globally with... one sec... xfce has some sort of script for settings the DPI globally...

This is the part where the DPI is set

# Those are my settings, change them as appropriate...
# Xft DPI: 96
# Xft.hintstyle: hintnone/hintslight/hintmedium/hintfull
# Xft hinting: 1/0

xrdb -nocpp -merge - << EOF
Xft.dpi: 96
Xft.hinting: 1
Xft.hintstyle: hintmedium

You might run the command with another DPI setting...
xrdb can be found in /usr/X11R6/bin.

Once again, this is just a thought, I don't know how successful this change will be. Good luck.
You might want to have a look on Google.



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